Full Movie Reviews
JLFM - wrote on 06/17/2013
Disney's Fantasia was released in 1940, and though it was unpopular upon initial release, today it is considered one of Disney's best films. Personally, I found it to be immensely overrated, and downright lazy. And yet, I have found Fantasia 2000, the much anticipated sequel, to be entertaining and unique, and a massive improvement on the lacking original.
Fantasia 2000, like the 1940 original, has no single plot, but is made up of a series of animated segments with classical music scoring each segment. I will cover each segment in my review.
The opening segment is Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. This is basically just a bunch of abstract images put to music. As I was watching this segment, I was not only uninterested in the "events" onscreen, but I began to dread the rest of the …
Delorted - wrote on 01/16/2008
After almost sixty years, audiences were finally able to experience the wonders of “Fantasia” all over again. Walt Disney’s project was finally continued with “Fantasia/2000.”
You can tell while watching this version of the classic concept that it was not made just for money. They really put time and effort into making it just as good as the original. While I don’t think it really does measure up, each piece is just as wondrous and beautiful as before.
“Pomp and Circumstance” brought back what “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” which incidentally was included, did for “Fantasia,” while “Rhapsody in Blue” used simplicity to its fullest to bring its masterpiece to life. “Firebird Suite – 1919,” the finale piece, is easily the most vivid of the group, …